Guest Comments

Below are some recent comments that our guests have been kind enough to write in our room journals. We cordially invite you to come and discover what so many visitors to Lancaster County have found… a home-away-from-home at the Apple Bin Inn.

Another great weekend.  I’m out of words to express how lovely our stays here always are.  You make our stay here like coming home to visit family.  Stay well. (Frequent Visitor – Semi-Annually, More than 30 years)


Lynne & Harry
Holmes, PA

For those of you who read this rhyme, It’s our way of saying we had a great time.  Karen & Tom full of knowledge and info, Showing us maps of the area – so away we go.  Traveled from UK not knowing what to expect.  We needn’t have worried out hosts are the best.  Chatting over breakfast, starting the day just right…To chatting by an open fire on into the night.  Always there in attendance throughout the stay.  Greeted with a smile what more can we say.  We are so pleased we picked Apple Bin Inn, Its a great place to stay for our journey to begin.  So big thank-you to Karen & Tom…We know we will miss you when we have gone.  Lots of Love. 

Brian & Margaret (poets)
Wombourne, UK

You both made our stay here a most memorable time.  Karen, I feel like we have known each other a long time – you are so easy to be with; and Tom, you are such an interesting man, great chef, and wealth of information.  We loved having our two nights in this charming suite (Cortland Suite).  It was a wonderful change from the pace we normally keep!  Thank you for all the good directions – advice on a great choice for dinner, El Serrano was a yummy choice!  We are sorry to leave! and already thinking of when we can plan to come back!  Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Camille & Andy
Chester, NY

Dear Karen & Tom,  What a lovely home you have shared with us! We enjoyed every minute of our stay!  Your decor is outstanding, and your meals were delicious.  Thank you for all the information regarding our surrounding area and good places to visit.  If we are ever in this area again, we will look you up!  p.s.  Your gardens are so beautiful. 

Carl & Dottie
Fremont, IN

Thank you Karen and Tom for having us!  We had a lovely stay and loved how easy the room and the place is.  It was a lovely time of breakfast and chatting with the other guests.  Both of you have had great recommendations on where to go and what to do.  Thank you also, for going out of your way to prepare something for us to take on the road as we were going to be out early and missing breakfast!  Will definitely be back here ! 🙂 

David & Abigail
Lengkong Tiga, Singapore

Another warm and wonderful stay at our favorite B&B.  Thanks again for your hospitality.  You make us all feel like family. 

Barry & Cindy
Encino, CA

A glorious weekend as always!  We love coming back here each year to see you (and go on the Chocolate Walk!)  Your knowledge of history of the area is amazing & always gives us ideas for where to go.  Your breakfasts are always delicious!  Thx!

Gale & Jeff
Rockville, MD

Your home is lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us.  We ate at the Fireside Tavern and really enjoyed the food.  The Wilbur Chocolates were as as you spoke of and we enjoyed a few when we got back from the Tavern.  We pray you have a wonderful Summer season and hope to return someday.  This area is so lovely and the people are quite charming.  Until we meet again, God Bless.  

James & Diane
Temple, TX

What a joy to stay  at your lovely Inn.  This being our first time visiting Lancaster, we thoroughly enjoyed all the surrounding area you suggested.  Thank you for going above and beyond with setting up our delightful dinner.  We absolutely loved every single breakfast.  Your creativity and detail from the lovely table setting to the unique and delicious recipes you served.  Each morning was a yummy surprise.  Thank you for preparing such healthy and nutritious meals.  This truly is your trademark which sets you apart from other B&Bs.  We also loved our room.  We hope to come back next year to see a new production at the Sight & Sound Theater.  At that time we look forward to meeting Tom.  May God Bless You Richly.  

Dan & Gayle
Hudsonville, MI

“Back again (or should we say “home again”) at the Apple Bin Inn.  As always, breakfast was exceptionally good.  We can’t wait till our next visit!”

Kelly & Greg
Woodbine, New Jersey

“This was the third time we have stayed at the Apple Bin Inn! We booked this trip based on the past experiences and later found out the Inn had changed Inn Keepers. We were slightly apprehensive of the visit since we knew what it was like from past experiences. However, upon arrival we were greeted with open arms and friendly conversation. The new innkeepers Karen and Tom were wonderful. They had an extensive knowledge of the area and filled us in on many things we didn’t know about. The Empire Room was clean and beautiful as always! We had great nights sleep both nights! Breakfast was amazing both days and the conversations with the other couples was nice. The second morning we were the only ones at breakfast and Karen and Tom literally sat with us and we had a nice conversation! I never got to the end of my coffee as Tom was there to fill it up in an instant! They truly made us feel like we were at home!!! We loved them and the Inn so much that we are planning another trip in a few months with our children! Since two of the rooms allow children! Can’t wait to come back!”

Bordentown, New Jersey

“This was our 4th time staying at the Apple Bin, and we were just as relaxed as our 1st stay! It was very exciting meeting the new Owners Karen/Tom! As they kept that “home away from home” feeling, we again enjoyed our stay! From greeting us at the door, to refilling our coffee cups(without asking) to even staying and chatting with us at breakfast. And for all those Pet Friendly families….we learned that the MacIntosh will be Pet Friendly! Karen and Tom, Bob/I (along with our furbabies) are looking forward to our return visit soon!! Thank you again!!”

Bob & Tracy
West Deptford, New Jersey

“My husband and I are both self-employed and it is very hard for us to get away. However this destination was perfect only 40 minutes from home. We rented the cottage which was fantastic, private and cozy. Enjoyed the breakfast and Karen and Tom’s company. We will definitely recommend and hopefully get to go back!!!”

Karen H.
Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania

“I enjoyed every minute of my time at the inn. I look forward to a return visit in the future. I loved the Gala Suite. It was a perfect place to get some R&R while in town for a conference. Breakfast was great!”

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

“After being on a road trip for the previous 4 weeks with hotels and self contained units this little gem put the spark back in our kids. As teenage kids do, they race into a place and evaluate for us in about 10 seconds. Happy to say they came out very excited. After an exhausting New Years in NYC, our 2 bedroom cottage has the warmth of home. Log fire, warm hospitality, chocolates to die for. Library of DVDs , games provided plenty of family fun. Breakfast with Karen was the best we had eaten on our trip so far. Highly recommend and thanks again Tom and Karen. We also appreciated their efforts as they have only taken over the business 3 days previously.”

Shane W
Hunter Valley, Australia

“My husband and i stayed at this inn a year ago, and returned this year for our anniversary. The owners have changed but the food, hospitality, and cleanliness have not. We were greeted at our car to have help carrying our bags in. After a quick review of the inn and what all it has to offer we were left in our cozy “empire” room. The room has a large fireplace that was perfect after a long day out. The bathrooms were very clean with a large shower. The bed…oh so comfortable with the fluffiest pillows. The next morning we were lavished with tomato quiche, sausage, and banana bread with orange juice and hot tea. The owners are some of the kindest people you may meet. Karen is quick to help with anything you need or want! Very accommodating! It was fun to hear all the plans they have for the inn. We can’t wait to go back next year and see what is different….and what will be for breakfast!”

Tyler W.
Christiana, Pennsylvania

“Thank you Karen and Tom for having us! We had a lovely stay and loved how cozy the room and the place is.  It was a lovely time of breakfast and chatting with the other guests.  Both of you have had great recommendations on where to go and what to do.  Thank you for going out of your way to prepare something for us to take on the road as we were going to be out early Sun. and missing breakfast!  Will definitely be back!  : ) “

David & Abigail

“Well, our short visit will end in the morning as we head west for a few more stops and then push hard for home!  It has been delightful and educational here in Lancaster County!!  We shopped, we saw covered bridges, we saw farms, and corn fields and beautiful quilts.  We took a buggy ride and went to the Renaissance Faire.  We went to Stubby’s Bar & Grill – to watch OU get beat by Ohio (sad face) – Oh well! Thanks Karen & Tom for your great accommodations here at the Apple Bin Inn.  The hospitality is top notch here!  And thanks for your suggestions.”

Mike & Nancy
Oklahoma City, OK

“Karen & Tom – We had a great time.  Room was lovely & breakfast fantastic!  The Amish Village bus tour was a good choice! I bought a beautiful quilt at Riehl’s.  It was fun getting lost trying to find covered bridges – we saw a lot of local interesting sights along the way.” 

Dick & Phyllis
Anchorage, Alaska

“You have outdone yourselves again!  We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the Empire Room for our fourth mini getaway!  The updates are awesome and of course the “required” breakfasts were perfect!  We look forward to our next trip!  Thanks for everything!”

Vince & Kasey
Bordentown City, NJ

“The Inn made a perfect place to stay while visiting our relatives at Willow Valley.  The cozy atmosphere and welcoming hosts were great.  We’ll be back (smiley face)”

Barbara & Erich
Poughkeepsie, NY

“Thank you for a relaxing two nights.  Breakfast was awesome and the coffee first rate.  Felt like a child snug & safe at home when I was very young.  Very, very, pleased.  Thanks again. 

P.S.  Both morning breakfast was most delicious.  First the waffle with fresh strawberries & glaze made an excellent starter.  The the whole fruit and yogurt cup the next morning so amazing and outstanding with the omlet & fresh cornbread.  Thank you Karen for such a wonderful breakfast each day. ” 

St. Mary's, Georgia

“Thanks so much Tom & Karen for letting us stay in your beautiful home!  We have loved every minute.  Our room was awesome & the food was spectacular!  Thanks for all of your warm hospitality & food/activity suggestions.  Sorry we couldn’t visit more, but we were so busy with our interview process.  We”ll be sure to stop by if we decide to take the job here in Lancaster!  (smiley face)  God Bless & best wishes!

PJ & Nikki
Boise, Idaho

“Dear Karen & Tom,  Our stay was wonderful, from the moment we were greeted at the door of the Apple Bin Inn.  Your welcoming us made us feel appreciated as guests.  The spirit of the Inn is of home and calm.  It is truly a beauty!  Breakfast is special here. The table you set is beautiful and inviting.  It was a lovely delicious way to start one’s day.  We enjoyed learning more about you and your lovely Inn.  Thank you for your warm hospitality.  It is appreciated.  We would love to visit again!   Kind Regards.”

Frank & Stephanie
Bethlehem, PA

“Loved the stay.  The room is so neat and cozy.  Karen & Tom are wonderful hosts.  I learned a lot about Pecan trees and squirrel habits.  We will get the word out.”  PS, Loved the train!” 

Kirk & Candy
Tucson, Arizona

“We consider the Apple Bin Inn our home in Lancaster, and the best B&B ever.  Your warmth and hospitality always keep us coming back.”

Amy & Mark
Chester, Maryland

“We really appreciated all you did to make our stay wonderful. You are gracious hosts, and your knowledge of the area helped make our trip special.”

Karyn & John
Portland, Oregon

“Thank you for a splendid stay. Your inn is a haven – we arrived as strangers, but we leave as friends, thanks to your kindness and warmth.”

Kate & Chris
Brighton, England

“Once again we had a wonderful stay at our one and only B&B in Lancaster.  The breakfast both days was so good!  Thank you for always making us feel at home.”

Barbara & Wes
Westville, New Jersey

“We loved everything about the Apple Bin Inn!  Our room was beautiful, the gazebo was so nice in the morning, and the breakfasts were unbelievable!”

Molly & Lee
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

“We felt as if we were staying with family.  Breakfast was scrumptious!  Thanks for making our getaway one of the best trips we’ve had in a long time.”

Dina & Anthony (executive chef)
Staten Island, New York

“This was our first stay at a B&B and we are now spoiled.  We loved the breakfasts, the hospitality, and the atmosphere of your beautiful inn.”

Barry & Carol
Saginaw, Michigan

“Wonderful food, wonderful room, wonderful people, wonderful time!”

Jerry & Denise
Estero, Florida

“Thank you for making our visit to Lancaster so memorable.  Your inn is so warm, cozy, and welcoming.  Our room was heavenly, and the breakfasts were spectacular!”

Liz & Jack
Woodbridge, Virginia

“After several times at the Apple Bin Inn, it’s hard to find new adjectives to describe your lovely home.  We always feel so welcome, and the food is so delicious!  We’re already looking forward to our next visit!”

Lynne & Harry
Holmes, Pennsylvania

“Thanks for the memories… great food, lovely accommodations, and wonderful breakfast conversations.  You love what you do, and it shows!”

Ron & Barb
Lakewood, Colorado

“Thank you for another wonderful stay at your beautiful inn!  We have come to love staying at B&Bs and find yours to be outstanding.  You are such gracious hosts.  In addition to all of the other nice touches, your breakfasts are unbelievable – we looked forward each day to see if you could top the day before, and you always did!”

Melody & Dan
Greeneville, Tennessee

“What a wonderful start to our stay in Pennsylvania.  Our room was delightful, the breakfasts simply delicious, the welcome warm and caring, the help and advice invaluable… in fact nothing could have been more perfect.”

Lionel & Maggie
Buckingham, England